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Professional Communication - BA (Hons)

Is it for you?

Professional Communication is a flexible program that explores all aspects of communication including written, visual, auditory, digital and interpersonal. 

Learn to write, create and produce strategic content for a range of fields and industries, across multiple platforms. 

You’ll experiment with diverse media, access the latest digital technologies and software, and learn how to connect, engage and communicate with audiences. Gain the skills necessary to evolve and adapt in the ever-changing job market through hands-on coursework, simulation workshops, guest lectures from industry leaders, internships and international learning activities.

Program info

The Creative School

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Grade range: 
Low 70s1


Experiential learning: 
Optional internship

Academic requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • A minimum grade of 70% or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred).

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available on the admission requirements page.

Tuition and fees range 2024-2025

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format:

Ontario students: $7,305 - $7,798
Out-of-province students: $8,481 - $8,995
International students: $35,102 - $35,521

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st Semester


  • CMN 200 The Craft of Professional Writing
  • CMN 210 Text, Image and Sound

OPEN ELECTIVE: Two Open Electives

One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

2nd Semester


CORE ELECTIVE: One course from Table I.

OPEN ELECTIVE: One Open Electives

One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

Your future

  • Public relations
  • Corporate communications
  • Event planner
  • Public policy
  • Research
  • Health care
  • Marketer
  • Event manager
  • Social media manager
  • Account manager
  • Brand strategy
  • Graduate studies in communication, including TMU’s Master of Professional Communication, law, journalism or public policy

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

Student spotlight

Professional Communication student collaborates with professor to publish article on visual culture

Professional Communication student Jessica Hupalo collaborated on an article — Cotton and Capital: Pajama Fashions Before and After COVID-19 — with Dr. Carolyn Kane, Associate Professor at the School of Professional Communication. The article was published in the European Journal on Visual Culture. In this accompanying article, Jessica dives into the collaboration process with Dr. Kane, their inspiration for the piece, and how her studies in Professional Communication have helped her along the way. 

Read more: Student-professor collaboration leads to published article on visual culture

Jessica Hupalo

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  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.